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[EmergingEthnoNetwork] Fwd: Dec 15 deadline - American Indian Studies Association Conference on UNDRIP

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From: Kelly Bannister <kel@UVIC.CA>
Date: November 15, 2011 3:03:47 PM CST
Subject: Dec 15 deadline - American Indian Studies Association Conference on UNDRIP
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Save the Date
Call for Papers

13th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
February 2-3, 2012

Conference Theme:

Making the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Work
for Tribal Communities

For over thirty years indigenous peoples from around the world sought to
an international document that recognized indigenous human rights.  The UN
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was passed by the
Nations General Assembly on September 13, 2007.  The document introduced
emphasis on
collective human rights as an avenue for indigenous peoples to assert
and recovery of land, culture, government, intellectual property,
language, art,
civil rights, education rights, employment, health, and other issues.
peoples recovered tools to combat discrimination and marginalization.  The
of the UNDRIP by the UN General Assembly is a moral document, and is not
enforceable, except by the agreement and willingness of the nation states
accept the declaration.  The implementation and interpretation of the
UNDRIP is left
to individual nation states to decide and implement.  Nation states can
support the
UNDRIP by enacting and enforcing laws that support the letter and intent
Indigenous peoples need to be informed, supported, mobilized and willing to
negotiate with nations states to acknowledge and uphold their collective
rights.  Indigenous individuals and tribal communities need to understand
how to
implement the articles of the declaration for their legal, political, and

The theme of the conference is to explain, understand, implement, and
critique the
UNDRIP.  What are its strengths?  What are the possible ways of
implementing the
articles of UNDRIP?  Are there case studies of successful implementation
Are there developing legal practice and case law about UNDRIP actions?
What are the
weaknesses of implementing UNDRIP?  What are the prospects for
implementation of
UNDRIP locally, nationally and internationally?  What are tribal
interpretations of
UNDRIP?  Do tribal communities and peoples believe that UNDRIP represents
interests?  How do tribal communities want to see UNDRIP implemented to
their land, cultures, and forms of self-government?

The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper
panel presentations, and workshops on the following topics:

The Indigenous Peoples' Movement
History of the UNDRIP
Cases Studies of Implementation of UNDRIP
Legal Cases Utilizing UNDRIP
Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights
Civil Rights, Human Rights, and the UNDRIP
Tribal Perspectives on Specific Articles of UNDRIP
Land Rights and UNDRIP Protections
Education Rights and UNDRIP
Language Preservation and UNDRIP
Employment and UNDRIP
Health and UNDRIP
Self-Government and UNDRIP
Nation State Reform and UNDRIP
American Indian Studies Implementing UNDRIP Programs
Any panel related to UNDRIP Issues
Any panel concerning Indigenous Issues

Please send paper and panel submissions to:

Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator
American Indian Studies
P.O. Box 874603
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-4603


Please send paper and panel submissions in digital format.  Please give a
describing the panel theme, and a list of panel participants, their
address and
email information, and a 200 word paper abstract. Please submit paper and
proposals by December 15, 2011.


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